For many years blacks and other minority groups have been suffering sentencing disparity in courts throughout the country. One such case in 1960 involved two individuals that had identical charges, but one man got a stricter punishment, he happen to be black. The attorney pointed this out and the judge changed the sentence. This is a clear example of unconscious racism, showing that in this time period it was ok to change the sentence without having clear intent. The standard change in 1970 where one need conscious racial intent to prove that the race had a factor in the decision making p... ... middle of paper ... ... racism in now more prevalent than overt racism in modern American society than ever before.
A large source of the racism present in our society stems from one's pride in his or her own race. Many people, especially those associated with racist groups; find it necessary to put down other ethnic groups in an attempt to strengthen their own. This train of thought usually results in extreme hatred of other races and an overall sense of bigotry. Reasoning in this manner causes too many consider associating with racist groups. Many people believe that we have far left the KKK (Ku Klux Klan) in the past, but in my research I have learned sadly that is not the case there are eight active KKK tribes in Oklahoma alone.
Such prejudice is most likely rooted in an environment that disdains someone who is "different" or sees that difference as threatening. This is not to say that neo-Nazis or skinheads do not partake in criminal hate activities. By far the largest determinant of hate crimes is racial bias, with African Americans the group at greatest risk. In 1996, 60%, were promulgated because of race, with close to two-thirds (62%) targeting African Americans. Furthermore, the type of crime committed against this group has not changed much since the 19th century; it still includes bombing and vandalizing churches, burning crosses on home lawns, and murder.
Hate crimes occur because of people who are prejudice and ignorant who can’t understand that there are differences among people. A victim of hate crime is more than likely to be attacked by another individual because of their race. The most common type of hate crimes that are committed is racially motivated. While gay people are also attacked often also, hate crimes based on sexual orientation come in second. In 2012 and 2013 there were 42,236 reported hate crimes.
So either we support their words and actions or we are vilified as unpatriotic.” Bush had a dictator attitude when it came to his reasoning for war. He felt he did not have to justify or answer to anyone’s questions for his reasons. Bush let Americans believe some of the conspiracy theories in order to shift the blame away from his administration. Instead of finding the most qualified skilled individual to lead the investigation on the 9/11 attacks, Bush appointed an individual who has been under fire with the government before. Henry Kissinger, a man whose been investigated for his secretive activities and tried for war crimes, was now called to investigate the biggest crime against America.
Racism is more common than you would think and it isn’t easy to change the minds of millions(Racism). Obvious racism, such as segregation, is definitely in the past. It is illegal, of course. But maybe the discrete acts do more damage. This is possible because those who seem sincere may secretly be racist, and this behavior can deeply hurt someone.
Racism is has a different face today. For a long time the world has seen racism as a large problem and this has caused ethnic groups to be looked down on or forced to live with difficulties and suppression. African Americans, have been forced to deal with unequal opportunity and poverty, which leads to less honorable ways of getting by and also organizations in jobs, lifestyles and living conditions. Malcolm X is an example of an African American man who fell into this type of hate and acted against it. Malcolm X united people to promote the advancement of African Americans and change when it comes to his own race.
According to Petrosino (2003: 10) hate crimes can be defined as "..the victimisation of minorities due to their racial or ethnic identity by members of the majority. " (p. 4) Hate crimes are also known as bias-motivated crimes because the crimes are motivated by a bias towards a person or persons including but not limited to those of a different gender, ethnic background, religion, or sexual orientation. Hate crimes are quite serious and have severe and long lasting-effects for the targeted victims. Due to the severe nature of the crimes many countries have strict laws in place to punish offenders. Hate crime is not widely discussed in Canadian society because it has not been a prominent issue until now.
In the United States of America the most common forms of racism is ordinarily between the whites and blacks not getting along. Most recently it is with whites killing blacks, although that is not always the case. Throughout the world, there is a vast amount of racism depending on the country and where it is at in the world. It would be nearly impossible to find a peaceful country without disputes. The evolution of race relations has not gotten any better, but also has not gotten any worse.
Many feared that the KKK was too violent, General Meade was in charge of suppressing their power according to the Memphis Daily Avalanches' article "The Military and the Southern Secret Societies". Raids... ... middle of paper ... ...emacy of the white race" and in this time period membership skyrocketed and the beliefs that they had were often tolerated (Carnes 106). Soon the KKK would once again disband at the hands of the great depression and all the financial problems that came with it. The civil rights movement also dealt yet another crushing blow to what was left of the KKK. The KKK didn’t limit their intolerance to only African Americans.